Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

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Friday, March 05, 2021
Over 100 Organizations Urge Biden to Ban Chlorpyrifos
Today, over 100 farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations led by Earthjustice submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the Biden administration to ban chlorpyrifos. In December, Trump’s EPA proposed that 11 food uses of the neurotoxic pesticide...
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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
We Must Not Detain Children in Toxic Cages, Regardless of the Administration in Charge
Today, Earthjustice and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is renewing their calls to permanently close the Homestead Detention facility in Miami-Dade county. Last week, the Miami Herald reported that the Biden Administration was planning to reopen the for-profit Homestead Detention Center (...
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
"Do Nothing" Toxic Ozone Rule Challenged by Health and Environmental Groups
Today, fourteen health and environmental groups, half of them represented by Earthjustice, challenged ozone standards in a lawsuit in a federal appeals court. The move comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Trump administration’s last-minute refusal to strengthen the...
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Earthjustice Urges Senate Committee to Advance Regan EPA Nomination
On Tuesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is set to vote on Michael Regan’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Earthjustice calls on senators from both sides of the aisle to advance his nomination. The following is a statement from Earthjustice Vice-...
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Monday, February 08, 2021
Federal Court Allows Harmful Oil Project to Continue
A federal judge has decided against granting a preliminary injunction that would have temporarily halted construction of a harmful oil pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada to Wisconsin, through northern Minnesota. Since Canadian oil giant Enbridge received a permit from...
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Monday, January 25, 2021
Trump’s Last-Minute Attack on Clean Air Faces Legal Challenge
Today, Earthjustice, on behalf of California Communities Against Toxics, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club, filed a challenge to an eleventh-hour Trump Administration rule that undermines the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect air quality and public health...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Washington Rejects Massive Methanol Refinery
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) denied permits for the massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, WA. Ecology nixed the fossil fuel processing and export proposal after deciding it would have a significant negative impact on the climate, Washington’s shorelines, and...
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Friday, January 15, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Failure to Cut Airplane Climate Pollution
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration today over its finalization of the nation’s first-ever airplane climate emissions standards, which don’t actually reduce greenhouse gas pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency standards finalized late last month lag behind existing...
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Friday, January 15, 2021
EPA Challenged for Shirking Duty to Protect Communities From Lead
Today, a coalition of civil rights and environmental groups represented by Earthjustice sued the EPA for failing to protect children’s health and the safety of the drinking water of millions of people. The lawsuit comes as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final — but flawed —...
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Friday, January 15, 2021
Outstanding Leaders Chosen to Advance Biden’s Climate and Environmental Justice Agenda
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement today on incoming President Joe Biden’s nomination of exceptional leaders on climate and environmental justice: “Dr. Cecilia Martinez is a superb choice to serve in this important leadership role as the  Senior Director for...
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